Ladies of the Chorus
This photogravure has been taken from Maud Earl's portfolio British Hounds and Gun-Dogs, which was published in a limited edition of 500 copies in 1902 by the Berlin Photographic Company.
The dogs shown here are Clumber Harriers called Lively, Desperate and Dora and they belonged to Her Grace the Duchess of Newcastle. The Duchess involvement with dogs knew no bounds, keeping a pack of Harriers at Clumber alongside her show dogs. Of the breed, Lady Gifford MH wrote: Indeed the breed of hound that can boast of possibly greater antiquity that any other. For did not the cavalry soldier Xenophon at the age of 24 keep a pack of Harriers, over 2, 000 years ago
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Niam Niam lunatic, Mongalla to Terrakekka, Sudan, 1925 (1927). Artist: Thomas A Glover
Niam Niam lunatic, Mongalla to Terrakekka, Sudan, 1925 (1927). A print from Cape to Cairo, by Stella Court Treatt, George G Harrap & Company Ltd, 1927. The book was an account of the first successful journey by motor vehicle from Cape Town to Cairo, accomplished by Stella Court Treatt and her husband, Major Chaplin Court Treatt, in 1924-1926. The Niam-Niam (Zande) are a people of northern central Africa, including south-western Sudan
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Centaurea Grecesina. 1929 (photogravure)
2560242 Centaurea Grecesina. 1929 (photogravure) by Blossfeldt, Karl (1865-1932); Private Collection; (add.info.: Karl Blossfeldt (1865 - 1932) was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist who worked in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as, Urformen der Kunst. He was inspired, as was his father, by nature and the way in which plants grow. He believed that the plant must be valued as a totally artistic and architectural structure.
); Prismatic Pictures ; German, out of copyright
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